2018 Missional Opportunities
During the 2018 Annual Conference of the Indiana Conference of The United Methodist Church, Bishop Trimble and the Annual Conference Executive Committee invited members to participate in a special offering designated to support UMCOR, Indiana Disaster Response, and Ministry With the Poor Matching grants. One-third of the offering will go to help UMCOR and its work in disaster recovery throughout the U.S., one-third to the Indiana Disaster Fund, and one-third to support the continued giving of matching grants to churches providing ministries with the poor. To date, $9,159.81 has been collected.
Water Bottle Mission
In our mission to See All the People, United Methodists around Indiana were took part in a mission opportunity designed to help serve and make impact throughout our communities. Mission + Justice Ministries and Lay Ministry collaborated in support of a Water Bottle Mission project which supplied Conference constituents with water bottles marked “You Are Loved” and encouraged them to distribute the bottles to neighbors outside the Indiana Convention Center where the Conference was held, as well as their community. Bottles were provided by local churches around the Conference and were made available at the laity lounge and could be seen broadly displayed in the main hall following the Laity Session, as attendees created teams to help them share in this mission opportunity.